Sukkot Quiz

Sukkot 2018 will begin in Israel the evening of Sunday 23rd September

and ends in the evening of Sunday 30th September

#1 The origin of Simchat Torah can be found in?

#2 What do some scholars believe Shemini Atzeret was devoted to in Temple times?

#3 On Simchat Torah children

#4 What do the circles around the synagogue on Simchat Torah represent, according to kabbalist tradition?

#5 What does Simchat Torah mean?

#6 On Simchat Torah the Torah reading includes

#7 What title is given to the person honored with the first aliyah of Genesis on Simchat Torah?

#8 On Shemini Atzeret a short prayer for rain is inserted into the second blessing of the Amidah. This prayer for rain continues to be recited in the Amidah until when?

#9 According to the Torah, what three basic requirements define a material as valid for use as a succah roof?

#10 If the succah causes discomfort (e.g., it’s too cold) to the extent that under similar conditions you would leave your very own house, you are exempt from the mitzvah. Why?

#11 Besides referring to the tree and its fruit, what does the word “etrog” mean literally?

#12 What is the minimum length of a lulav?

#13 What is the maximum percentage a person is required to add to the purchase price of his etrog in order to obtain an etrog of greater beauty?

#14 King Solomon refers to himself as “Kohelet.” Why is King Solomon called Kohelet??Blacksmith sitting next Solomon, Blacksmith explains to Solomon temple could not have been built without tools made by blacksmiths whereupon Solomon grants him a seat of honor. Includes quote from Isaiah, 54.16 and explanatory text from a "Jewish legend."

#15 What prohibition could a person transgress simply by sitting in the succah on the eighth day of Succot?

#16 We hold a tallit over the heads of the people who read the end of the Torah and the beginning of the Torah. Why?